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Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received from the Central Council of Physical Recreation and other bodies about the proposed levels of licensing fees for sports and community clubs. 
Mr. Caborn: The Department received representations from a number of sports bodies, including the Central Council of Physical Recreation, in response to its consultation on draft fees for the new licensing regime. Their views were considered along with representations we received from local authorities and other bodies, as well as individuals. The fees were laid in Parliament on 20 January and copies are in the House Libraries. Further correspondence was received from sports-related bodies when the consultation period ended.
|Great Britain Sports Council(8)||49.357||49.250||27.679|||||||
|English Sports Council(8)||||||15.679||33.730||33.290||34.150|
|UK Sports Council(8)||||||4.000||11.800||11.600||12.600|
|Football Licensing Authority||0.870||0.896||0.896||0.896||0.792||0.920|
|Sports Aid Foundation||0.020|||||||||||
|British Chess Federation(9)||||||0.049||0.049||0.049||0.046|
|Other sport support||||0.100||||0.050||0.030||0.020|
|Commonwealth Games Ceremonies|||||||||||||
|Step into Sport|||||||||||||
|Lee Valley Regional Centre (Pickett's Lock)|||||||||||||
|Capital support for Wembley National Stadium|||||||||||||
|Space for Sport and the Arts|||||||||||||
|Great Britain Sports Council(8)|||||||||||
|English Sports Council(8)||34.950||39.730||76.649||44.572||69.570|
|UK Sports Council(8)||12.750||16.770||16.321||23.175||27.310|
|Football Licensing Authority||0.940||0.941||0.955||2.128||1.125|
|Sports Aid Foundation|||||||||||
|British Chess Federation(9)||0.053||0.050||0.055||0.060||0.060|
|Other sport support||0.010||||1.039||0.419||0.940|
|Commonwealth Games Ceremonies||||2.476||8.301|||||
|Step into Sport||||||2.271||3.667||4.000|
|Lee Valley Regional Centre (Pickett's Lock)||||||||0.188|||
|Capital support for Wembley National Stadium||||||||||6.000|
|Space for Sport and the Arts||0.013||0.579||10.100||40.850|||
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment has been made by Sport England of the levels of participation in sport by children outside school age. 
Mr. Caborn: Sport England has not carried out or commissioned any formal research on this age group, however, the following data taken from the Health Survey for England (HSE) 2002 shows the percentage of two to five-year-olds, by age and sex, who participated in a sport and exercise activity on at least one day in the seven days before interview. The survey does not measure activities within school.
Figures taken from the General Household Survey (GHS) for 2002 show that 72 per cent. of 16 to 19-year-olds participated in at least one sport, game or physical activity, excluding walking, in the four weeks before interview. However, the survey does not distinguish between those in this age group who are in full-time education and those that are not.
DCMS, in partnership with its NDPBs including Sport England, will shortly be commissioning a new survey to gather information on participation and attendance from individuals, including older children, in private households in England.
Mr. Caborn: Grant in aid from the Department to VisitBritain totalled £45.9 million in 200304, of which£35.5 million was allocated to promoting Britain overseas, and £10.4 million to promoting England within Britain.
Regional support for tourism is the responsibility of the nine English Regional Development Agencies, which together allocated a total of £58.9 million for that purpose in 200304 from their central Government funding.
As at June 2003 there were 2.2 million people working in the tourism-related industries in Great Britain. Tourism employment estimates are regularly published in the National Statistics series 'Labour Market Trends'.
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Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of gross domestic product was accounted for by the tourism industry in the last year for which figures are available; and what the change in percentage of gross domestic product has been in each of the last 10 years. 
|Tourism GVA as a percentage of UK GVA|
Industry-specific data are available only for GVA, not GDP. GDP differs from GVA in that subsidies on products are subtracted and taxes are added to yield estimates of GDP, but these flows are estimated at the whole economy level only.
These figures are sourced from the 'UK Tourism Satellite AccountFirst Steps Project' publication, which was completed in September 2004. The project assessed the size of the tourism industry as at 2000 and produced forward estimates of key headline indicators, based on the available data, up to 2003.
|Output per worker |
(Percentage change on previous year)
Data is sourced from the Annual Business Inquiry, which uses calendar, rather than financial, years. Provisional data for 2003 was released on 16 December 2004 and will be used to update the tourism productivity figures in February.
Mr. Caborn: The number of visits by (a) overseas tourists and (b) domestic tourists in 2002 and 2003 are shown in the table. Figures for 2004 will be published on 8 April for overseas visitors and in May for domestic visitors.
|Visits by domestic tourists||16.1||14.3|
|Visits by overseas tourists||11.6||11.7|
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